Terms of Reference – For Baseline Assessment

13 Sep 2018
MADAD

Introduction:

Euromed Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality, democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and peoples´ rights to self-determination. EFI encompasses women’s rights organizations from the two shores of the Mediterranean and seeks to correct the gender power imbalances through ending discrimination and oppression of women and bringing about positive change for the whole society.  EFI Headquarters are in Paris, with offices in Amman, Beirut and Erbil. 

Starting September 1st 2018, Euromed Feminist Initiative will implement a multi-county project “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, IDPs and host communities”, funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis – MADAD. The overall objective is to  improve the livelihood, agency and legal and social protection for Syrian women refugees, IDPs and host communities in the region in Lebanon, Iraq/Kurdistan Region – Iraq (KR-I) and Jordan.

For the purpose of the project, EFI has built in Lebanon, Iraq KR-I and in Jordan consortia with credible and experienced national and international organizations: In Lebanon with Care International Lebanon, Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) and Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL); in Iraq with Baghdad Women’s Association (BWA) and Women Empowerment Organizations (WEO), and in Jordan with Business Development Centre (BDC) and Tamkeen.

Rationale of the baseline assessment:

Euromed Feminist Initiative wishes to establish a baseline assessment against which the impact of the action will be measured.  The baseline assessment will allow proper measurement of the progress of the project in the three countries of implementation. In each project country the assessment will provide relevant data from the targeted geographical areas, disaggregated by social markers such as sex, age, ethnicity, and refugee status. It will also give analyses to inform and identify effective criteria for the selection of the actors to be engaged during the implementation of the activities. Furthermore it will assess from gender perspective existing policies and mechanisms to establish the needs and identify the gaps in regards to achieving the objectives of the project.

Submission of technical proposals and assessment criteria

Submission of tenders should be made by email to the address listed below, indicating on the cover page the titles corresponding Programs.

The content of the tender should include the following sections as a minimum:

A) Preliminary assessment matrix, representing the working hypothesis based on the summary of the Program and the assessment questions mentioned in this document.

The matrix must include the following elements as a minimum:

  1. Assessment criteria and relevant questions

  2. Indicators that operationalize these questions,

  3. Proposed information collection techniques for each case.

B) Detailed schedule proposal with a breakdown of the work to be executed in all phases, including the proposed communication plan for conclusions and recommendations.

C) Budget as detailed below:

Design stage:

  • Document review

  • Adjustment and validation of assessment design, production of final assessment matrix and proposed methodology

  • Design and development of techniques for collecting information and data

Field work phase:

  • Execution of field work

  • Data interpretation

  • Results preview and feedback

Report writing phase:

  • Preliminary report and revision of conclusions and recommendations

  • Regional feedback workshop

D) Curriculum vitae of the three main assessors.

All proposals must be submitted in English.

Criteria for Baseline Assessment tenders:

Tenders received will be assessed according to the following criteria and standards:

CRITERION 1: Technical quality of the proposal (maximum 5 points out of 10 for the proposal as a whole. Minimum of 3 points).

CRITERION 2: Professional profile, CVs of the assessors (maximum 3 points out of 10 for the proposal as a whole).

CRITERION 3: Budget (maximum 2 point out of 10 for the proposal as a whole).

Place and deadline for submission of tenders:

Tenders should be submitted in English by email to: ife@efi-euromed.org  indicating the reference: “Baseline Assessment" in the email subject.

The deadline for submission of tenders is 1th October, 2018

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